Troy Leavitt, former chief designer of Hogwarts: Heritage
Troy Leavitt said in the video that he retired in August 2020, but rejoined the company in October 2020. In early February 2021, “a dramatic shift in family affairs” – appears to have preceded the women’s rights dispute over Troy Leavitt’s tubing video.
Troy Leavitt said Warner did not put pressure on him in this case, but Troy Leavitt decided to retire again in March. Troy Leavitt also thanked those who were supporting him in the video and announced his willingness to work on independent development and will continue to write his own fantasy novels.
Troy Leavitt also shared a resignation letter, which read: “when I left, I would like to express my warmest thanks to the avalanche team and Warner. Avalanche is the right studio to make the game, “because they work well in IP licensing, in-house talent and partners.”
He also said he enjoyed the studio’s player centric design team, adding that the avalanche focused on “things that are good for players, not trying to add anything else to the game.”. This seems to be a default reference to the controversy over the cross gender perspective of J.K. Rowling, the original author of Harry Potter.